How Bookstart works

Bookstart: A cost-effective public/private partnership
Bookstart: A cost-effective public/private partnership

The Bookstart programme is founded on partnerships.

The programme is run by Book Trust, an independent charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books.


The programme is enabled by funding from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport via Arts Council England and the devolved government in Wales, with the generous support of numerous children's publishers. 


It is coordinated, resourced and delivered locally via dedicated local public services professionals, including health visitors, library staff and early years professionals.

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